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BC-MN--Minnesota News Digest 1:30 pm, MN

January 29, 2019

Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage in Minnesota. Questions about coverage plans go to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or dglass@ap.org. Jeff Baenen is on the desk.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORY:

WINTER WEATHER

Hundreds of schools and several large universities closed their campuses Tuesday as temperatures plummeted across the Midwest, with forecasters warning that the frigid weather will get worse and could be life-threatening. The extreme cold and record-breaking temperatures are crawling into a swath of states spanning from North Dakota to Missouri and into Ohio after a powerful snowstorm pounded the region earlier this week. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 770 words, photos, video. Developing.

WINTER WEATHER-THE LATEST

AROUND THE STATE:

GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Several Minnesota legislators have launched an effort to strengthen laws against gender-based violence. A House criminal justice reform committee is holding three days of hearings this week on bills to close loopholes and fill the gaps in Minnesota’s statutes. The committee chairman, Rep. Carlos Mariani, said at a news conference Tuesday the justice system for too long has failed sexual assault victims and survivors. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 130 words, photos. Developing.

WORKSPACES FOR WOMEN

MINNEAPOLIS _ Entering the year-old workspace ModernWell feels like coming into a comfortable spa. Clean lines give way to cozy touches like footstools covered with faux fur and a roaring fire surrounded by comfortable armchairs. Women type away on laptops at tables scattered throughout. There is not a man in sight. ModernWell is one of a growing number of women-only and women-focused workspaces around the country. By Michelle R. Smith. SENT: 1,020 words, photos, video.

EARNS-3M

ST PAUL, Minn. _ 3M Co. (MMM) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $1.35 billion. The St Paul, Minnesota-based company said it had profit of $2.27 per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax expenses, were $2.31 per share. SENT: 185 words.

IN BRIEF:

FRAUDULENT TAX PREPARATION, DULULTH-TOBACCO, OFFICIAL DOG BREED, PARTY SHOOTING

SPORTS:

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